SUNDAY, March 10
PEOPLE, LAND OF KAHUKU
Where: HVNP Kahuku Unit
When: 9:30 a.m. March 10, 24
Details: Ranger-led two-mile, three-hour moderate hike; see pastures, quarry, airstrip, 1868 lava fields. Learn about earliest Hawaiians to today. Walk in native forest, hear about earthquakes, eruptions, park plans to restore native ecosystems, cultural sites.
Contact: 985-6011, firstname.lastname@example.org
OCEAN DAY HAWAII
Where: Hilo Bayfront Beach
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21
Details: Sixth annual UH-Hilo Ocean Day Hawaii Malama Kanaloa Festival. Interactive displays, activities, booths; fishing games, marine critter touch tanks, mask/puppet making, marine-life block-printing, makahiki games, face painting, poi-pounding, seed planting; Kainani Kahaunaele, Lono Kanaka‘ole Trio and Ka ‘Umeke Kaeo. Food booths. Free.
Contact: Erika Perry, 933-0707
4TH ANNUAL VOLCANO RAIN FOREST RUNS
Where: Cooper Center, Volcano
When: 6:30 a.m. Aug. 17
Details: Opening ceremony for family event, followed by a half marathon, 10K run and 5k walk in Volcano Village. Open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. $35-75 registration fees. Call for details, or visit www. rainforestruns.com.
Contact: Sharron Faff, 967-8240, email@example.com
WALKING IN THE WILD
Where: ‘Iole, the Historic Bond Homestead, in Kapaau
When: 8:30-10 a.m. first Saturday
Details: Gavin Harrison leads a silent hike on the first Saturday of each month. Suggested donation: $10-$15.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 889- 5151
Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens, Hilo
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily
Details: Tiger feeding at 3:30 p.m. daily. Saturday’s Petting Zoo is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free.
Contact: Friends of the Zoo, 959-9233, www.hilozoo.com
NIAULANI NATURE WALK IN VOLCANO VILLAGE
Where: VAC Niaulani Campus
When: Twice a week
Details: Free guided one-hour nature walk through old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, short loop trail. Guides focus on biological, ecological and geological features, along with cultural usages of flora and fauna by Native Hawaiians. Offered every Monday at 9:30 a.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. Free; donations welcome.